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Finance - Budget & Accounting

Award Winning Financial Excellence 

Review the 2016 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) to learn about St. Louis County's financial position at the end of its fiscal year, December 31, 2016. The PAFR serves as a simplified, condensed version of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

2015 Financial Report Cover












Accounting: The St. Louis County Auditor's office performs accounting functions, reports on county financial data and maintains accounting records. It processes vendor payments, receipts in deposits, handles the cash/investments and processes payroll.  Learn more about Accounting...

  • Business Planning: Each St. Louis County Department has a Business Plan that guides them for the next three to five years.  These plans will be updated on an ongoing basis and the most recent copies will be featured on this webpage.  Learn more about Business Planning... 
  • Capital & Operating Budget: The St. Louis County Board adopted the 2017 Budget in December 2016. Work on the 2018 Budget is in progress.  The County Board will consider a preliminary maximum levy for 2018 on September 26 and public meetings will be held in late November/early December to receive public input on the 2018 Budget. Learn more about the Operating Budget... and the Capital Budget... 
  • Government Performance: St. Louis County utilizes best practices in performance management and measurement.  Annually, the County Board adopts the standard set of government performance measures proposed by the Minnesota State Auditor's Performance Measurement Program. Government Performance...
  • St. Louis County Fee Schedule: As part of the annual budget process, the St. Louis County Board reviews fees charged by county departments. In compliance with state statutes, a public hearing is held before the schedule is approved by the board.   2017 Fee Schedule